EDMONTON, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - The CAW has rescinded the 72-hour strike
notice with Cascade Carriers L.P. in favour of continuing talks.
CAW Local 4050 represents a bargaining unit of 52 drivers at Cascade
Carriers, Owner Operators who provide their own tractor units to haul
customers' product throughout Alberta, British Columbia and
The union had set a strike deadline of 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25,
2011 but has now cancelled that notice in favour of continued talks
with the company.
"Our goal is to secure a new collective agreement that the members can
work with for their future needs and we realize that any disruption in
service could permanently jeopardize the customer base and that is not
in either side's interest," said CAW National Representative Todd
Romanow. "We have not made this decision easily, but it has come with
due consideration and discussion with our members."
The union will set new bargaining dates immediately.
Cascade Carriers L.P. (www.cascadecarriers.com) is located in Calgary and Sherwood Park, Alberta and provides
customers in the construction, building, and oil and gas industries in
Western Canada with a bulk transportation service utilizing specialized
trailers and operates one of the largest fleets of pneumatic dry bulk
trailers in Canada. Cascade is a wholly owned subsidiary of The
Mullen-Group (www.mullen-group.com) which is recognized as the largest
provider of specialized transportation and related services to the oil
and natural gas industry and is one of the leading suppliers of
trucking and logistics services in Canada, employing approximately
4,300 Owner Operators, employees and subcontractors throughout Western
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
For further information:
Todd Romanow, National Representative at (780) 932-4033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org